TALAEEN A JUNUUB / UP TO THE SOUTH
This documentary examines consequences of and forms of resistance to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon as well as how such issues are (mis)represented in the West. The film is a close examination of ideas and figures that have become tied to the region: terrorism, colonialism, occupation, resistance, collaboration and experts/leaders. Subjects interviewed -including residents and members of formal resistance movements- discuss the relationship between economic and social issues: the relationship between occupier and occupied, how and whether to resist, and their feelings about the land. Intertwined in the documentary is a self-consciousness of how even this ’product’ (film) is manufactured in terms of the authors’ own representations.